HHS Recognized with 21st Century School Library Award

21st Century Library Award

Congratulations, HHS Library Staff!

The Harrisburg High School Library led by teacher-librarian Eve Langerock and supported by administrator, Ryan Rollinger, was awarded the state level 21st Century School Library Award. Each year the SD State Library, a division of the SD Dept. of Education, recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: The Place (both physical and online learning environments), The Program, and The Professional.

Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide artifacts and evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period. 

All awardees were honored at the annual Systems Change Conference on October 11.

Exemplary Award recipients:

  • Aberdeen Central High School Library, Aberdeen; Librarian Mikayla Arechigo, Administrator Dr. Jason Uttermark

  • Alcester-Hudson Elementary School Library, Alcester; Librarian Nola Conner, Administrator Tim Rhead

  • Alcester-Hudson Jr/High School Library, Alcester; Librarian Nola Conner, Administrator LeeAnn Haisch

  • Creekside Elementary School Library, Spearfish; Librarian Sheleen Bauer, Administrator Dan Olson

  • Georgia Morse Middle School Library, Pierre; Librarian Renae Lehman, Administrators Dr. Kyley Cumbow and Brandon Lowery

  • Harrisburg High School Library, Harrisburg; Librarian Eve Langerock, Administrator Ryan Rollinger

  • Stagebarn Middle School Library, Piedmont; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Dave Olson

  • Sturgis Middle School Library, Sturgis; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Chad Hedderman

Enhanced Award recipients:

  • Dakota Valley Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School Libraries, Dakota Valley; Librarian Erin Nilges, Administrators Harlan Halverson, Eric Sommervold, and Dr. Jerry Rasmussen

  • Lennox Jr/High School Library, Lennox; Librarian Michael Larson, Administrator Chad Allison

  • R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School Library, Sioux Falls; Librarian Nicole Ulvestad, Administrator Kevin Dick

  • Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School Library, Sioux Falls; Librarian Jenni Egstad, Administrator Tracy Vik

  • Sturgis Brown High School Library, Sturgis; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Pete Wilson

Find more information on the State Library’s 21st Century School Library Award webpage.